Residential Services

Block Institute provides quality residential care in family-like settings to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Our goal is to provide unique and individualized services that assist each person in achieving greater independence and integration within the community. Residential opportunities are available within Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) which will eventually convert into IRA, Community Residences (CR), Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Supportive Living Apartments (SLA).
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)
Interdisciplinary Team Process
There shall be an interdisciplinary team responsible for evaluating the individual’s needs, planning an individualized habilitation program to meet identified needs, and periodically reviewing the resident’s responses to programming
The team shall consist of:

  • Residence Manager and/or Assistant Residence Manager
  • QIDP
  • Nurse
  • Individual
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Parent/Guardian/Correspondent
  • Other clinical staff as appropriate, such as:  Social Worker, Recreation, Speech,
    Psychologist, Nutritionist, PT, OT.

The Residential RN oversees the medical needs of all the Individuals. This includes, being an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, advocating on behalf of the Individual, communicating with families and outside healthcare professionals, as well as maintaining records in accordance with governing agencies.
The Residential RN sets up all medical appointments, insures doctor’s orders and recommendations are carried out, including medication administration, and provides ongoing training and support to Direct Support Staff.
The Residential RN is available to staff 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to answer questions and provide telephone triage instructions.

The QIDP shall call the team together to perform the following functions:

  • Initial of Pre-Admission Evaluation

Prior to admission, or prior to Title XIX funding, the resident will have a comprehensive evaluation covering physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors. (See admissions policy). Written reports will be prepared before the meeting. These reports will include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Psycho-social evaluation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Preliminary Individualized Service Plan
  • Additional material as needed
  • Appropriateness of placement/level of care determination